Thought Osama bin Laden was dead and gone? Wrong! He's returned from his watery grave, zombified and ready to lay siege to the world with his army of undead insurgents -- unless a NATO special forces unit can stop him first.
That's the premise of "Osombie: The Axis of Evil Dead," a low-budget, feature-length film out of Utah production company Arrowstorm Entertainment and slated for release this summer:
The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama Bin Laden is still alive, despite having been buried at sea. In Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO Special Forces on a secret assignment. Turns out Derek is not so crazy after all, and that Osama has returned from his watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists. When the group crashes headlong into the growing zombie apocalypse, Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world.
Executive producer Kynan Griffin told ABC News the script was written before the real bin Laden was killed last May. Once that happened, Griffin said, the opportunity was "too good to pass up."
"We've just had a lot of fun with it," he told ABC. "We had some great special effects makeup people that had done a lot of Hollywood work. Lots of actions, lots of zombie violence."
Arrowstorm is still looking for additional funding to finish the film. According to its page on the online pledge site Kickstarter, the entire movie has been shot and edited, and they're just seeking funding to finish the post-production sound and music. With 54 days still to go, they're less than $5,000 short of their $15,000 goal.
"Osombie" is not to be confused with the other upcoming film about bin Laden: Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for bin Laden has come under fire over questions about whether the Pentagon cooperated with the filmmakers behind the still-untitled flick.